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Kingston Peak Hike
Near Pahrump, Tecopa Hot Springs, Old Spanish Trail & Death Valley in San Bernadino County California

Hike Date: 05/03/06 - Distance: 8.7 miles + - Elevation: 7335' - Elevation Gain: 2535’ *PLUS - Prominence: 3727' ft/1136 m


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Kingston Peak is a hidden gem in the desert with many unusual & endangered species of flora and fauna including White Fir and on a clear day expansive views in all directions to view Clark, Telescope, Charleston Peak, Nopah Range and many other ranges and summits. The Kingston wilderness area is an ecological transition zone between the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert. Golden Eagles and many other unique inhabitants including the Gila Monster are known to frequent this classic desert location. The Giant Nolina was in full bloom showing off its flowers shooting over 10' high in the lower foothills on the Smith Talc Rd. and several streams were running abundantly upon our visit. This ridge is loaded with a beautiful pinion pine and juniper forest with a dazzling display of citrine, smokey and clear quartz crystals. If you do decide to do this hike it is advised to wear some long pants and to start East down the 2wd Smith Talc Rd. of our trail head and picking up the overgrown dirt rd. I found upon descent while trying to help spare Luba some skin by avoiding the brush (seen on GPS Map and Tracks before I turned off to keep from hiking main rd.) Cattle are open grazing the lower section but unfortunately doing a slow job of eating a clear path to the ridge line and the fertilizer apparently is increasing brush growth rampantly yet this hike is still a worthy objective and comes recommended but remember this is the desert and to choose your time of year carefully as temps can get quite warm. It was breezy and hazy on our hike at times and it took me back to powered up kite boarding all day the day before in cool waters and getting only two hours of sleep so since group was in no hurry I snuck in an quick nap in the shade of summit by some ephedra (Mormon Tea) and woke up feeling GREAT! Additional Kingston links and more hiking information available at bottom of page.

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"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." Maori Proverb



Disclaimer: the information provided herein is for historical reading entertainment and is not intended to be a guide so use at your own risk. Our route had a small amount of easily avoidable 4th Class - Use GPS Map & Tracks at your own risk - As always, come prepared & be careful of loose rock, snakes, Jamaican Bob Sled racers, etc..